Heather counsels companies and individuals facing complex legal disputes, including controversies involving actual or threatened civil or criminal litigation, congressional or regulatory inquiries, and related media attention. Her experience in high profile litigation and crisis management contributes to her strong background in media relations.

Her work has involved not only the courtroom but also engagement with various branches of the U.S. and foreign governments, and working with members of Congress and Executive Branch officials, including officials at the U.S. Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, Food and Drug Administration, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on behalf of firm clients.

Heather's recent matters include:

  • Executing government, legal and media strategy for a U.S. financial institution in its defense of a multi-billion dollar claim filed by a foreign government in its court system. The case was successfully settled for less than 1 percent of the claimed damages
  • Representing a leading U.S. company in simultaneous U.S. and international investigations, ultimately resulting in no adverse government action
  • Representing a subject of the investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform into political targeting by the IRS
  • Drafting and working with legislatures to pass state and local laws
  • Acting as strategic and legal counsel to various executives and in-house counsel related to federal and state government inquiries, civil and criminal legal disputes, and the media
  • Representing clients including Barclays, Detroit International Bridge Company, New York Yankees, CBS, C.V. Starr & Co., Goldman Sachs, Northwest Airlines, and DuPont and Pioneer about issues related to the legislative process, congressional testimony, congressional investigations, responding to government subpoenas, and engagement with federal government agencies

  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • University of Evansville, B.S.; National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Bars

  • California
  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Office of U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton